....yes, there is this fascinating Martin Scorsese interview, where the genius director enthusiastically elaborates about the inspiration for making this particular film, "Rolling Thunder Revue - A Bob Dylan Story", about commedia dell'arte as part of Dylan's vision for the tour and the filming of it, about the power of the music, the power of … Continue reading Capturing Magnetic Movements. About “Rolling Thunder Revue – The Criterion Collection (Blu-Ray Edition)”
"Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay PareeI’ve followed the river and I got to the seaI’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of liesI ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyesSometimes my burden seems more than I can bearIt’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there"(Bob Dylan) In … Continue reading London Calling! – About “Bob Dylan In London – The Troubadour Tales” by Jackie Lees and K G Miles, 2020
«It’s been a long road and it’s taken a lot of doing. These songs of mine, I think of as mystery plays, the kind that Shakespeare saw when he was growing up. I think you could trace what I do back that far. They were on the fringes then, and I think they’re on the … Continue reading «Sometimes I Turn, There’s Someone There, Other Times It’s Only Me» – About «From Dickinson to Dylan» by Glenn Hughes, 2020
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, that could be the short summary of this 50th Anniversary. During his 1970 recording sessions Dylan is recording both old and new songs of his own, both old and new cover versions of other artists songs, and yes, some of the versions are saturated with the … Continue reading «Tales From A Lone Pilgrim’s Progress.» Bob Dylan’s 50th Anniversary Collection: 1970
Allerede når du kommer inn i rommet, og før stykket begynner, blir du dratt inn i det. Bilde av Dylan fra Bangladesh-konserten, i veggformat, danner bakteppe og den åpne scenen gjør at jeg automatisk assosierer oppsettet for Dylans innspilling av "Time Out of Mind", der det er rapportert om et stort lokale med mange musikere … Continue reading Om “Vikla inn i blått – Dylan på nynorsk”, Det Norske Teatret, 2020.
"Take me to the river, release your charmsLet me lay down once in your sweet lovin’ armsWake me, shake me, free me from sinMake me invisible like the windGot a mind to ramble, got a mind to roamI’m travelin’ light, and I’m slow comin’ home"(Mother of Muses, Bob Dylan) It's the difficult 39th album, and … Continue reading “If There Is An Original Thought Out There, I Could Use It Right Now” – About “Rough And Rowdy Ways”, Bob Dylan, 2020
"Oh, hear this Robert ZimmermanI wrote a song for youAbout a strange young man called DylanWith a voice like sand and glueSome words had truthful vengeanceThat could pin us to the floorBrought a few more people onAnd put the fear in a whole lot more"(From "Song To Bob Dylan", David Bowie) While false prophets tries … Continue reading From An Observer’s Testament – “False Prophet”, Bob Dylan 2020
It's night time in the big city, and I'm listening to McMillan, Talking Bob Dylan, about the phrase-makers king and the way he can sing.I'm listening to Jeff Slate, raving about the great singer Bob Dylan, singing his ass off in his Great American Songbook Project. I'm listening to Andrew Male speaking about "The Man … Continue reading “Sitting Simply In That Room Again” – About the podcast “Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan”
"Agonies are one of my changes of garments,I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person,My hurts turn livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe." "It is you talking just as much as myself, I act as the tongue of you,Tied in your mouth, … Continue reading From An Observer’s Testament – “I Contain Multitudes”, Bob Dylan, 2020
“But I learned t´chose my idols wellT´be my voice and tell my taleAn´help me fight my phantom brawlAn´my first idol was Hank WilliamsFor he sang about the railroad linesAn´the iron bars an´rattlin´wheelsLeft no doubt that they were real´.”(Bob Dylan in Liner notes to "Joan Baez in concert, Part 2", 1963) “Every time I hear Hank … Continue reading Play “Pictures From Life’s Other Side”! – Hank Williams – His “Mother’s Best Recordings”, BMG 2020.